Jennifer Catalano

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Jennifer Catalano

Jennifer is a creative, multi-lingual professional with over ten years of experience managing complex multi-stakeholder international projects. From 2012 to 2016 Jennifer directed the Youth Economic Participation Initiative at the Talloires Network. This multi-year initiative supported ten universities around the world to cultivate the creative and entrepreneurial potential of young people, so that they are prepared to start businesses, find jobs and contribute to their communities.

A project manager and a writer, Jennifer dances between the creative and technical aspects of organizational development work, knowing that these are equally an art and science. She is particularly drawn to youth entrepreneurship education as a space that breeds possibility, hope and collective action toward an emerging future.

Although comfortable with directing, Jennifer prefers to see her job as creating a space in which multiple voices and perspectives can flourish. She opens lines of communication, builds supportive structures and holds space for partners to co-create a vision and work together toward a new reality.

Jennifer holds a Masters degree in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a BA Honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has experience working in the private and non-profit sectors in Africa, Asia, Central America and the United States.